The Ultimate Guide To Giving Your Garden An MOT

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So here we are, pretty much in the height of summer. The great British weather might be unpredictable, but we’re still getting a few days of glorious sunshine that we want to enjoy here and there. But, when your garden isn’t quite where it should be, you can often feel like you’re got no way of enjoying it. However, it’s not too late to start. If you got sidetracked from starting or were just putting the work off, now’s the time to get out into the garden and give it a good MOT. That way, not only will you get it looking good, but you will also ensure that its safe for the whole family to enjoy.

Start With A Good Going Over

Right now, you probably don’t know where to start. You’re faced with an overgrown garden and a bunch of problems that need putting right. But, don’t let that overwhelm you, you just need to get started. And to do that, you’re going to want to give everything a good going over. Gardening always seems more work than it is, and when you get into it, it’s very enjoyable. So start to prune, cut, and clear your way to a stunning result.

Clean The Patio Area

With everything cut back and looking a lot better, you can probably see what you’re working with now. So give yourself a pat on the back. But, you’re not done yet. Now, you’re going to want to move on to the patio area. Be sure to give it a good clean. There are lots of ways to do this, so be sure to find one that works with your needs and the tools you have available. You’ll be glad to see the finished result and can even celebrate with enjoying dinner outside tonight.

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Gut Those Gutters

With some of the more obvious job’s done, you’re then going to want to work on clearing some of the more problematic areas, like the guttering. When your gutters and drains get blocked, it can be unhygienic and smelly! So, take a look at what you’re working with, get a drain survey, and assess the damage. Then, you’ll know whether you can clear the problem yourself or get in an expert. With a clear drainage system, you should avoid problems in the future.

Secure Safety Issues

With everything pretty much clean and clear, you’re then going to want to work on making it safe and secure. Now that everything is cleared back, you should be able to identify what needs work. Whether you’ve got broken or uneven slabs or spikes sticking out of the walls or fences, get to work. You’re also going to want to make sure that your locks on gates or doors work out. That way, you know your kids will be safe when playing out in the garden.

Finish By Focusing On The House

And finally, with all that hard work you’ve been doing, the only way to finish off your MOT is to turn around and consider the house. The now garden looks great, but what about the exterior of your home? You may want to give the window a quick wash or even repaint the outside of your house. Then, your garden will really shine.

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